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Reliability of SIG p220

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by cookekdjr, Jan 18, 2006.

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  1. cookekdjr

    cookekdjr Member

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    The SIG p226 is considered one of the most reliable 9mm's in the world.
    What are your experiences with the p220's reliability? I have shot one and found it astonishingly accurate, but I know nothing of its reliability. I assume it is high as well.
    What are your experiences?
    Thanks,

    David
     
  2. f4t9r

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    have one and is a great gun.
    same as P226 its just good stuff. Top of the line in my opinion !!!!!! if you want double action 45 its the way to go

    P220 ROCKS
     
  3. waterhouse

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    It's a SIG, it will work. I got mine used, and it hasn't had any issues in the couple years that I've owned it. I shoot 1911s more now, but for a while I had a bunch of rounds through the 220. It's a great gun.

    There were some reports last year of a police dept. having trouble with their 220s, but I don't recall what kind of trouble. If you do a search you'll probably find something on it.
     
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    Should be pretty good.
     
  5. MassMan

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    Reliability of SIg 220

    I had a few feeding problems when mine was brand new. 1st round out of the mag jammed several times when fully loaded. 7 rounds no problem. Once it was broken in, the feeding problems disappered. I love mine now!
     
  6. Ala Dan

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    I have owned West German SIG-SAUER .45 caliber P220's since 1988;
    'nary a problem with them~!:cool: One served as my duty weapon for many
    years, in rain-sleet-and snow; and always receiving lots of TLC after
    each daily use.:uhoh: It looks as good too day, as the day I bought it~!:)
     
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    Nothing but good things to say about my P220ST or any other P220 I have had experience with. I have read that the trigger pin takes a beating and can break pre-maturely though.

    I love the P220.

    Chris
     
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    I didn't keep my P220 long enough to see if it would get to 100%. Ran about 2,500 rds. through it before getting rid of it. P226 was a different story: 6 yrs. of carry and use with nary a problem.
     
  9. HighVelocity

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    The 220 is my night stand gun. It's been 100% reliable since day one, shoots point of aim and handles easily. I trust it to operate as designed if called upon in an emergency.
     
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    Look up "reliability" in the dictionary, there's a picture of the 220.
     
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    I love the P220 and feel it is probably the best .45 autochucker ever devised, may brother John have mercy on my soul. All that being said it does have some weaknesses and the the reality of it is the P226 is probably the more robust firearm. My P220 is one of my "go to" guns but I am aware that it has a couple of weak points, but in all honest what gun doesn't. Always prepare for the worst and be surprised by the best.

    Chris
     
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    SIG Good.
     
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    My buddy has one

    It has a funny quirk. If you fire 1 round with no mag in, it would fail to eject it. It did this three times. Can't figure that one out.
     
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    Great gun. I would rate it just below Beretta in terms of reliabilty. Almost perfect but not quite a Beretta.
     
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    What do you base that statement on? :scrutiny:
     
  17. KurtC

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    Go to the http://sigforum.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=674608412&f=430601935

    Scroll thru a few pages and you will find plenty of comments on the 220 series. Most of the forum members are a little fanatical, but they know SIG ARMS tracks the site and the members aren't shy about complaining when things aren't perfect.
     
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    When I traded off my Sig P220, I had the most sellers remorse ever. That thing was the best .45 I've ever had, by a long shot. And I've had some great .45's.
     
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    I have a P220 9mm with the heel (European) mag release. Mine has never had a malfunction or problem of any kind.


    nero
     
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    Chris,
    what are the "couple weak points"?
    Thanks,
    David
     
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    I've got an old P220, actually a Browning BDA 45, bought new and carried every day for about 10 years before transitioning to something more compact . It stands with the most reliable guns I've ever owned. I can't remember a single FTF or FTE with it. That includes my led 200 grain semi wadcutter handloads and the old 200 grain Speer "flying ashtray" JHP's that I could never get to feed properly in my 1911. The poster who said "look up RELIABILITY in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of a P220" was right.
     
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